2022 Waltz Across Texas And Blues Trails

Waltz Across Texas And Blues Trails

January 30 – April 18, 2022

Circuit Leader – Minnie Bedrick, 940-231-3169, minniebedrick@gmail.com

This circuit will be limited to 20 rigs due to limited parking in many of the places. If you are interested in joining this circuit, contact Minnie to put your name on the list. If there are more people that want to travel on this circuit, a second group can follow a week behind, subject to having a volunteer to lead it.

The circuit will begin in Tucson, AZ and end in Robinsonville, MS. It will proceed to Wilcox, AZ, across New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and into Mississippi. Some of the highlights will be the Chiricahua National Monument, City of Rocks in Deming, Las Cruces, White Sands Missile Range, Caverns of Sonora, Luckenbach, San Antonio River Walk, Natchez Trace Parkway and the Blues Trail. There will be opportunities to hike, bike, and explore many museums along the way.

Please note this circuit will continue to be under construction as things are constantly changing. Places that are closed now are trying to open up but things can always change. It will also be limited in size to the number of rigs approximately 20 max. Depending on the parking. If you have interest in this circuit, please contact Minnie Bedrick, minniebedrick@gmail.com, for additional information or to put yourself on the list to go.


TUCSON, AZ

January 30, 2022 to February 6, 2022
Activity Ideas

Catalina State Park is close by with great hiking, star gazing and bike trails. Peak Observatory (need reservations for night tour), U of A Mirror Lab (need reservations), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio. Oro Valley Heirloom Farmers Market, Tohono Chul Park, Sabino Canyon Recreation, Pima Air and Space Museum and Biosphere 2.

Parking Location

Snyder Hill BLM off of Az-86 to San Joaquin Rd. Turn right

Directions and Other Information

AZ-86 S

GPS Coordinates

N32.161546,W111.102710Click on link to see Google Map


WILCOX, AZ

February 6, 2022 to February 9, 2022
Activity Ideas

Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 247 E. Stewart St. 520-384-2131. $20 for water and electric hookups, $10 for dry camping.

Directions and Other Information

Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.

GPS Coordinates

N32.251927,W109.827735Click on link to see Google Map


DEMING, NM

February 9, 2022 to February 14, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit City of Rocks State Park, Gila Caves, Rockhound State Park, Florida Mountain Range, Cooke Mountains, Historical Columbus and walking tours of Deming and Silver City. A visit to Pink Store in Palomas, Mexico on Tuesday, (Need Passport). Additional attractions include Gila National Forest, Gila cliff dwellings and historical down town.

Parking Location

Low-Hi Ranch, 1795 OKelly Road SE, Deming, NM. 88030

Directions and Other Information

I-10 East, exit 85, Pine Street, turn left onto Country Club Rd. Right onto Kellys Road. Call 575-546-5048 for Reservations. Dry camping – $8 a night, full hook ups – $36

GPS Coordinates

N32.2120749,W107.73564Click on link to see Google Map


LAS CRUCES, NM

February 14, 2022 to February 21, 2022
Activity Ideas

Museums Branigan Cultural Center, Dona Ana County Historical Museum of Lawmen, Fort Selden Historical Site, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces. Railroad Museum, Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum; White Sands Missile Range Museum and Missile Park; Hiking. Mesilla (Little Tableland) historical Community, walking tour, Gadsden Museum, (appointment only), La Morena walking tour, Basilica of San Albino, Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, Lake Valley Historic Town Site. Hiking and driving Dripping Springs Natural Area, Soledad Canyon, Tortugas Mountain Trail

Parking Location

Dona Ana County Fair Grounds: 12125 Robert Lawson Blvd, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Directions and Other Information

West of Las Cruces, off of I-10. Contact Person: Ray 575-525-6186. Water and Electric: $15.00 per night

GPS Coordinates

N32.26492,W106.97935Click on link to see Google Map


VAN HORN, TX

February 21, 2022 to February 22, 2022
Activity Ideas

Overnight stop only.

Parking Location

McDonalds, graveled parking

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N31.033435,W104.855458Click on link to see Google Map


SONORA, TX

February 22, 2022 to February 28, 2022
Activity Ideas

Caverns of Sonora, Crystal Palace Tour, Eaton Nature Center and Preserve, Miers Home Museum, Old Sonora Icehouse Ranch Museum, stroll thru downtown historical district.

Parking Location

Sutton County Fair Grounds and Park and Arena, 1700 North Crockett Avenue, Sonora, Texas 76950. First come, first service, no reservations. Big paved Parking Lot, no hookups but dump and water are located in the Sutton County Fair Grounds and Park and Arena, Sonora, TX Propane: Roadrunner, 601 Highway 277 N, Phone 815.860.0016

Directions and Other Information

Dirt parking area. I-10 East towards San Antonio, exit 399 toward SH-467 loop toward Sonora, Merge onto S Service Road, 1700 N Crocket Ave.

GPS Coordinates

N30.575968,W100.652947Click on link to see Google Map


FREDERICKSBURG, TX

February 28, 2022 to March 7, 2022
Activity Ideas

Fredericksburg, Texas is home to museums and historical sites. Other activities: Willow City Loop, Enchanted Rock, Wine Trail, Luckenbach, and L. B. Johnson State Park.

Parking Location

Gillespie County Fair Grounds, RV sites, 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg, TX

Directions and Other Information

Phone (830) 997-2359 call for rates and information. Follow I-10 to US-290, take exit 477 off of I-10, follow US-290 to Fair Dr. 530 Fair Drive. 20 spaces with water and electric ($25 per day per space). Dry camping $10 per night.

GPS Coordinates

N30.2480532,W98.90330660Click on link to see Google Map


SAN ANTONIO, TX

March 7, 2022 to March 14, 2022
Activity Ideas

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, visit the Alamo, do the San Antonio River Walk. Lots to see and do.

Parking Location

San Antonio Elks Lodge, 15650 Market Hill, San Antonio, TX

Directions and Other Information

The Lodge is just off the 1604 Freeway W off of I-10. Dry camping on grass covered field. Donation $. Also, five hook-ups available. Water and dump on site.

GPS Coordinates

N29.590749,W98.621768Click on link to see Google Map


WINNIE, TX

March 14, 2022 to March 16, 2022
Activity Ideas

Museums, trip to beach

Parking Location

Winnie County Stowell Park, 335 Park St., Winnie, TX, Phone 409.267.2644

Directions and Other Information

Make a right off I10 at TX124 (Gulfway Drive), turn left on Le Blanc RD, turn right on Park Street. Requires: Camping permit required from the County Commissioner’s Office at 211 Broadway St. Winnie, TX 77665. Free – 3 day limit
Note: stop at Baytown, TX at Flying J’s, 1876 East Freeway, Baytown, TX 77521 for dump, water and propane.

GPS Coordinates

N29.8118,W94.3803Click on link to see Google Map


SULPHUR, LA

March 16, 2022 to March 22, 2022
Activity Ideas

In Lake Charles – Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, USS Orleck Naval Museum, a stroll thru Charpentier Historic District, Creole Nature Trail All American Road, Sam Houston Jones State Park, Mississippi Flyway, Lake Charles Symphony

Parking Location

(closed due to hurricane, should be open after Jan 1, 2022. If closed, need another place) (10-01-21) Intracoastal Park, 7955 Intracoastal Park Road, Lake Charles, LA or 7955 Intracoastal Park Road, Sulphur, LA. For questions on parish parks or pavilion availability, call 377-721-3540, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or contact us by email at fmreception@cppj.net.

Directions and Other Information

Follow I-10 toward Lake Charles, Take LA-26, EXIT 20, toward Cameron/LA-126/Sulphur, Merge onto Creole Nature Trail/LA-27 toward Cameron, turn right onto Falco Rd., Turn right onto Intracoastal Park Rd, 7955 Intracoastal Park Road, Lake Charles, LA is on the right.

GPS Coordinates

N30.0651655,W93.346831Click on link to see Google Map


NATCHEZ, MS

March 22, 2022 to March 28, 2022
Activity Ideas

Forks of the Road Slave Market, Historic Natchez Cemetery, Natchez Visitor Reception Center, House on Ellicott Hill, Longwood Plantation. Walking Tour: Rosalie, Old Adams County Jail. There are many historic houses and plantations to visit. Natchez Trace Parkway, Dunleith Historic Inn.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 455 John R. Junkin Drive, Natchez, MS.

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 East toward Baton Rouge, 45.5 miles, Exit 155B, take ramp left for I-10 N toward Metro Airport/Bus. District 8. 8 miles at exit 8C. Take ramp right for US-61 N/Scenic Hwy toward Natchez, 80 miles, turn left onto US-84/US-425 N/John R Junkin Dr., 1.1 mile arrive at entrance road to Moose Lodge on right.

GPS Coordinates

N31.541613,W91.399981Click on link to see Google Map


VICKSBURG, MS

March 28, 2022 to April 4, 2022
Activity Ideas

Downtown Vicksburg view the Vicksburg Murals. Blue Scenic Drive Tour, Red Scenic Drive Tour. Visit Vicksburg National Military Park and USS Cairo. Tour Old Warren County Courthouse, Coca Cola first bottled here (museum). There are many historic homes in area.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1366 US-61 S, Vicksburg, MS

Directions and Other Information

From MS 33N, turn slight right onto US-6 N, after 45 miles, the Elks will be on the right. Dump and water: Texaco, Vicksburg, Mississippi. GPS: 32.356417, -90.73305
Propane: Tractor Supply,1800 South Frontage RD STE G, Vicksburg, MS 39180

GPS Coordinates

N32.295035,W90.894207Click on link to see Google Map


GREENVILLE, MS

April 4, 2022 to April 11, 2022
Activity Ideas

Scenic Levee 1.7 Mile Walking Trail Central Street, River Road Queen Welcome Center and Museum of the Delta, 1927 Flood Museum, Greenville Air Force Base Museum, Hebrew Union Temple, Century of History Museum, Historic Downtown Greenville Walking Tour, historical plantation homes, and Blues Trail Markers.

Parking Location

Harlow’s Casino Resort and Spa, 4280 Harlows Blvd, Greenville, Mississippi 38701

Directions and Other Information

Take US65 to US278 to Harlows Blvd., Phone (866) 524-5825

GPS Coordinates

N33.301136,W91.141228Click on link to see Google Map


ROBINSONVILLE, MS

April 11, 2022 to April 18, 2022
Activity Ideas

Tunica River Park. Tunica River Park and Museum, Biking on the Great River Road Scenic Bypass, or short ride on the Tunica and Mhoon Loop.

Parking Location

Horseshoe Casino, 1021 Casino Center Dr. Robinsonville, MS 38664

Directions and Other Information

Take US61 N to Casino Center Dr., Phone: (800) 303-7463

GPS Coordinates

N34.847288,W90.330857Click on link to see Google Map